SOLD FOR: $1925
Make: Smith & Wesson Performance Center
Model: 327 Sc
Serial Number: DDU2901
Year of Manufacture: 2004-2012
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: 8-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder
Markings: The right side of the barrel shroud is marked “357 / MAG”. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The right side of the frame is marked with the four-line Marcas Registradas address, the left side has S&W’s Performance Center monogram logo. The left side of the barrel shroud is marked with an “8” surrounded by eight dots. The sides of the grip frame and yoke have inspection marks. The butt is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 2?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bright orange ramped blade dovetailed into the barrel shroud. The rear sight is a square notch at the end of a groove that runs the length of the topstrap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece wood with stippling, S&W logos, finger grooves, and smooth borders. There are a few scattered light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The texturing is strong. The grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Titanium & Scandium Alloy with Matte Black Steel Yoke
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the Electro Chemically Machined rifling is strong. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are no major defects, just light handling marks. There is a faint turn line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has very light play on each of the eight chambers. The double-action trigger is light and smooth and the single-action is light and crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: Though semi-automatics have become more compact recently, even in full-size calibers, there’s a good reason that defensive revolvers still have a strong following. Reliability of semi-automatics has gotten better over the last century, but for pure, life-or-death reliability a revolver is still the first choice of some. For them, there’s the Performance Center 327 snub-nose. Weighing in at 1 lb. 6 oz. with an easily concealed 2? barrel and capable of holding eight rounds of .357 Magnum, there may not be a better carry revolver. The capacity rivals that of automatics of similar size and weight, the ability to accept moon clips makes reloads comparable in speed, and the potency of .357 Magnum makes it a great defensive gun, with the ability to use more comfortable .38 Special for practice. This example is in Excellent condition with light operational wear and is ready for carry. Please see our pictures and good luck!